• The Geopolitics and Trends in Supply Chains Shifts

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) -- 1830 (JST) 19 Jan 2021

    YCAPS’ Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue will host a policy discussion regarding the geopolitics and trends in supply chains shifts to foster a better understanding of the drivers and direction of supply chain diversification in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr Amitendu Palet and the engage in conversation with moderator Dr. Stephen Nagy.

     

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    Speaker:

    Dr Amitendu Palit is Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economics) at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He is an economist specializing in international trade and investment policies, FTAs, supply chains, connectivity, cross-border data flows and the Indian economy. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment. He is Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) at the Wong Centre for Study of MNCs and Adviser for Athena Infonomics.

     

    Earlier, Amitendu worked for several years in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and in the Ministries of Industry and Civil Supplies. He handled macroeconomic policies, including trade, investment, industrial development, SMEs, entrepreneurship and futures trading. He wrote annual economic surveys and participated in annual budgetary consultations. He was on Advisory Committees of the Planning Commission of India and the ILO.

    Amitendu has edited and authored several books. The latest ones are Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets and Public Policy (OUP, 2019; co-edited); Seven Decades of Independent India (Penguin, 2018; co-edited) and Employment Policy in Emerging Economies (Routledge, 2017; co-edited). His other books include The Trans-Pacific Partnership, China and India: Economic and Political Implications (Routledge, 2014), China India Economics: Challenges, Competition and Collaboration (Routledge, 2011) and Special Economic Zones in India: Myths and Realities (Anthem Press, 2008; co-authored). He has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a columnist for India’s Financial Express and a regular contributor for East-West Centre, East Asia Forum and China Daily. He is an expert for BBC, Bloomberg News, CNA, CNBC, ABC, CGTN and Doordarshan (India). He has been a resource person for Commonwealth Secretariat, ILO, UNDP, Copenhagen Consensus and IIFT India.

     

    Dr. Stephen Nagy is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and a visiting fellow with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). His recent funded research projects are “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating changes in Japanese Business’ trade and investment strategy in China”, and “Perceptions and drivers of Chinese view on Japanese and US Foreign Policy in the Region”. He is currently working on middle power approaches to great power competition in the Indo-Pacific. His latest publications include: 2021 Nagy, S.R. 2021. “Indo-Pacific Resilience, Prosperity and Stability: Canada’s Capabilities-led Approach to Strategic Free and Open Indo-Pacific Engagement,” in Canadian and Japanese FOIP Visions. Policy Perspectives, Canadian Global Affairs Institute. March 3rd, 2021. ISBN: 978-3-030-67770-1; Nagy, S. R. 2021. “Sino-Japanese Reactive Diplomacy as seen through the Interplay of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision (FOIP).” China Report: 1–15.; Nagy, S. R. 2020. “Quad-Plus? Carving out Canada’s Middle Power Role.” Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. Special Issue. Quad Plus: Form versus Substance, vol. 3, no. 5: 179–195.


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    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

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    Co-Sponsors: Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)

  • Japan’s Political Landscape and Domestic and Foreign Policy Prospects Under PM Kishida Fumio

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) -- 2000 (JST) 07 December 2021

    YCAPS’ Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue will host two experts to discuss Japan’s political landscape and domestic and foreign policy prospects under PM Kishida Fumio. The conversations will be geared to cultivate a greater understanding of what the implications of PM Kishida Fumio’s premiership on domestic and foreign policy. With this objective in mind, Dr Michael Bosack and Satoshi Sugiyama have been invited to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Nagy.

     

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    Speakers:

    Dr. Michael Bosack received his Ph.D. at the International University of Japan's Graduate School of International Relations. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief of Government Relations at Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Japan, where he was part of the team that drafted and implemented the 2015 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation. Michael is a graduated Mansfield Fellow and military veteran with two tours to Afghanistan.

     

    Satoshi Sugiyama is a political correspondent covering the Prime Minister's Office, the

    parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Satoshi became a political correspondent in January 2020. He has covered the last few months of the Abe administration and the beginning, as well as the end, of the Suga administration and now the Kishida administration. Before joining The Japan Times in Nov. 2018, Satoshi interned at The Associated Press in Tokyo, The Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Florida; and The New York Times in New York City -- writing and editing stories. A native of Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Satoshi moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 12 and studied journalism and international relations (Middle East security studies) at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

     

    Moderator:

    Dr. Stephen Nagy is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and a visiting fellow with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). His recent funded research projects are “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating changes in Japanese Business’ trade and investment strategy in China”, and “Perceptions and drivers of Chinese view on Japanese and US Foreign Policy in the Region”. He is currently working on middle power approaches to great power competition in the Indo-Pacific.
     

     

     

     

    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

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    Co-Sponsors: Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)
    Moderator: Stephen Nagy

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge.

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